music The Best Britpop Bands  

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At the beginning of the 1990s, Britpop started to dominate the airwaves not only in the UK, but globally as well. At the time though, the British music scene was in flux. Electronic music and indie rock were becoming popular. But, Brit pop, which took elements of guitar rock and pop music to create a new genre of rock. Britpop became a British movement where many working class bands and was a reaction of what was going on in the UK and against grunge music. Britpop brought British alternative rock into the mainstream, and brought several British pop bands into the mainstream.

So, who are considered the best Britpop bands? No Britpop bands list would be complete without Oasis and Blur at or near the top of this poll. Both of these bands are considered the top Britpop bands. Other popular Britpop bands, like Suede, Pulp and James are on here. All Britpop bands should be on this list. Even today, years after the movement ended, Britpop artists continue to put out stellar music, either as a solo artist or with their original band. No matter how you see it, Britpop was a dominant force that put British rock music back on the scene.
 
That said, it's hard to determine what is the best Britpop band. It's not an easy question to answer, but it's up to you to determine who is considered the greatest Britpop band. This list answers the questions "who are the best Britpop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Britpop musician ever?"If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular britpop bands that you might've heard of. This Britpop bands list will determine which Britpop musician should be considered the best of all time.(116 items)
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Blur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Blur Indie pop, Shoegazing, Pop music

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2
204 266
Oasis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Oasis Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

3
118 142
Pulp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Pulp Indie pop, Britpop, Alternative rock

4
106 142
Suede is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Suede Britpop, Alternative rock, Glam rock

5
98 142
The Verve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
vikingslad28 added The Verve Noise rock, Shoegazing, Rock music

6
72 142
Supergrass is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Supergrass Britpop, Alternative rock

7
54 142
The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added The Stone Roses Jangle pop, Indie pop, Blues-rock

8
50 142
Elastica is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Elastica Rock music, New wave of new wave, Britpop

9
51 142
Travis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Travis Rock music, Britpop, Baroque pop

10
49 142
James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
James Indie pop, New Wave, Madchester

11
44 142
Stereophonics is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Stereophonics Indie pop, Rock music, Post-Britpop

12
71 218
Noel Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Noel Gallagher Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

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3 13
Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Florence and the Machine Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica

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2 10
Jesus Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Jesus Jones Electronic music, Grebo, Alternative dance

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2 10
PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added PJ Harvey Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica

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354 1,042
The Arcana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Arcana Baroque pop/rock

17
4 17
The Soup Dragons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Soup Dragons Indie pop, Pop music, Madchester

18
4 17
Happy Mondays is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Happy Mondays Acid house, Madchester, Electronic music

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4 17
The Jesus and Mary Chain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Jesus and Mary Chain Indie pop, Shoegazing, Alternative rock

20
41 142
Kula Shaker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Kula Shaker Raga rock, Neo-psychedelia, Britpop

21
2 11
Bush is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Bush Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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2 11
Mumford & Sons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Mumford & Sons Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock

23
8 31
Richard Ashcroft is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Richard Ashcroft Shoegazing, Space rock, Neo-psychedelia

24
37 138
Ash is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Ash Pop punk, Rock music, Grunge

25
34 132
Ocean Colour Scene is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Ocean Colour Scene Blues-rock, Madchester, Britpop

26
2 13
Ride is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Ride Shoegazing, Space rock, Alternative rock

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2 13
Tindersticks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Tindersticks Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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2 13
The House of Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The House of Love

29
2 13
Editors is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Editors Synthpop, New Wave, Alternative rock

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2 13
Saint Etienne is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Saint Etienne Indie pop, Synthpop, Trip hop

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2 13
The Horrors is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Horrors Horror punk, Garage rock, Garage punk

32
3 17
Republica is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Republica Dance-punk, Alternative dance, Electronic dance music

33
3 17
Spacehog is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Spacehog Space rock, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

34
3 17
Spiritualized is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Spiritualized Shoegazing, Rock music, Garage rock

35
3 17
The Beautiful South is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Beautiful South Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

36
3 17
Lush is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Lush Shoegazing, Dream pop, Britpop

37
3 17
Paul Weller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Paul Weller Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

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3 17
Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Franz Ferdinand New Wave, Rock music, Dance-punk

39
33 131
Super Furry Animals is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Super Furry Animals Experimental rock, Post-Britpop, Neo-psychedelia

40
4 21
Ian Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Ian Brown Madchester, Britpop, Alternative rock

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4 21
Kaiser Chiefs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Kaiser Chiefs Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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5 25
Kasabian is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Kasabian Neo-progressive rock, Space rock, Rock music

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5 25
Bernard Butler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Bernard Butler Britpop, Alternative rock

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4 22
Elbow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Elbow New Prog, Post-Britpop, Dream pop

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6 30
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
samtheguitarman added Coldplay Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop

46
2 14
The Mighty Lemon Drops is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Mighty Lemon Drops Jangle pop, Indie, Alternative rock

47
2 14
EMF is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added EMF Madchester, Dance-rock, Electronic music

48
4 23
The Kooks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Kooks Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music

49
3 19
Keane is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Keane Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

50
3 19
Kenickie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Kenickie Dream pop, Britpop, Alternative rock